Mallikarjuna Swamy Kamakshi Tai Temple, Jonnawada, constructed in the year 1150 ( tretayuga), is located about 12 km from Nellore. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Kamakshi, an incarnation of Shakti. A Sri Chakram was installed here by Sri Jagadguru Sankaracharya. Pilgrims take a holy dip in the lake known as Kachpateertham, near the temple, which washes away all their bad karma.
There is a bus service from Nellore to Jonnawada. For the convenience of the pilgrims there are choultries of the Devastanam, Tirupati Tirumala Devastanam and also private choultries. During the celebration of Brahmotsavam in the month of Vaisaka, lakhs of devotees throng the holy centre to attain salvation. A Bathing Ghat has been built on the bank of the Pennar, for the convenience of the pilgrims.